Resource International's Services
Resource International is a management consulting firm with experience
in helping people work better with people. As organizations transition
from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, tremendous changes
are occuring in how associations and corporations function. Organizational
consultation provided by Resource International makes this transition
easier and less stressful. Whether working with blue collar workers,
corporate managers, or the board of directors, RI consultants consistently
identify sources of organizational and individual ineffectiveness
and facilitate a resolution. Most serious challenges to organizational
success are not from competition but from the conflicts and challenges
employees face with each other! The goal of RI's consultation services
is to save time and money while increasing productivity, effectiveness
RI consultants have 50 years of combined experience in organizational
development, blending psychological insight and practical business
know-how. Working together with your team, they become an important
resource to support your organization in dealing more successfully
with two fundamental problems: 1) the stress of unexpected (and often
undesirable) change, and 2) The inevitable tensions between co-workers
and customers. The philosophical foundation for RI's interventions
are contained in the Concerns Based Adoption Model
(CBAM). The areas of RI's expertise include professional speaking,
organizational and individual needs assessments, experience-based
trainings, teambuilding that makes a difference, executive coaching,
and web-based trainings.
Organizational and Individual Needs Assessments
Management may know the changes they want employees to implement,
but getting employees to accept these changes and be motivated in
positive directions can be very challenging. Most employees have resistance
to implementing decisions which affect their work and their lives
when they do not feel they are a part of the decision making process.
Through one-on-one confidential interviews and anonymous Internet accessed surveys, a needs assessment
generates an overview of employee attitudes upon which an intervention
can successfully be based. When a new change management system, OD intervention or targeted training is scheduled
in response to a group's perceived needs, they have less resistance
and more motivation to participate. In addition, specific problems
and needs can be directly addressed during any training or consultation,
increasing relevance and motivation. With the data created, results
can be tracked upon which future decisions can be based. But don't take our word for it; previous RI clients are willing to talk with you about how our OD efforts have helped them and their organizations.
Presenting information is education. Integrating information so that
it changes thinking, feeling, and behavior is training. RI creates
a training environment in which employees address real issues and
explore practical alternatives. Specific skills and techniques are
learned and practiced. They actually get work done during the training
on critical organizational issues. As a result, participants consistently
rate RI programs 'the best I have ever taken.' When programs are perceived
by employees as being based upon their own needs, half the battle
in generating the needed motivation for change is more easily achieved.
Teambuilding That Makes a Difference
Organizations want their employees/members to make decisions as a
team, yet most people are ill prepared to share decision making well
with others. Problems occur when we disagree and are unable to deal
with disagreements respectfully. Training alone is insufficient to
address lifelong habits of dealing with conflicts ineffectively or
a history of organizational dysfunction. Significant progress can
be made when team members are adequately prepared, through RI's evaluation/diagnosis,
short technique-focused trainings, and structured teambuilding activities,
guided by RI's skilled facilitators. During these activities team
members work on identified work issues while practicing specific conflict
resolution techniques. A sample proposal describing RI's Four Phase
Teambuilding Program is available. You can download a pdf copy by
clicking here: Teambuilding.pdf
Executives need help, primarily in dealing with the resistant employees.
Supervisors require special assistance in learning how to convince
employees that it is safe to express disagreements. Most have risen
in the ranks without specific training in how to work well with people.
Being technically proficient is not necessarily a sign of being interpersonally
skilled, and is sometimes negatively correlated. 'More work with less
people' is now the standard that often leads to increased conflict,
tension, and stress. No organization is healthier than the people
at the top. So, executives need individual coaching and more collaborative
relationships with co-workers. RI provides individual coaching to
assist authorities in reducing the dangerous risk of having employees
who disagree without the authority knowing it.
RI's award winning presenters are known for:
- Impeccable credentials,
- Insightful ideas that literally change lives,
- A highly interactive style that produces significant results,
- Customized and technologically proficient multimedia capabilities, and
- A great sense of humor!
Observant commentators on the humor of being human, RI's speakers awaken a sense of optimism and curiosity about learning life's lessons. Consistently rated, "the best I've ever heard," you can count on RI providing your next conference or meeting a memorable experience!
Web Based Trainings
The Internet is the medium of choice for providing fundamental concepts,
jargon and models. Information can be disseminated, practiced and
reviewed at an optimum use of time and a minimum cost. Such highly
accessible training is a powerful preparation or follow-up for 'standup'
programs where higher order integration, synthesis and application
can most effectively occur. RI has extensive experience integrating
various learning modalities. Sample online programs are available
in our products section. Highly engaging, customized WBTs can be created
to meet your organization's needs.